The drone station requires only one supervisor thus reducing crew mobilization and team workload. During flight, information update in real-time and automatic safety checks (weather, obstacle, no fly zone) contribute to success of every mission. Data are stored to a private cloud to guaranty high level of protection and integrity.
The ground control station provides many features to ensure safe and lawful operations. The most important and critical moment for long scale operations is the flight preparation and Thales’s ground control station allows cyber-secured remote processing on cloud with its state-of-the-art mission preparation platform, ScaleFlyt. This ensures reliability and integrity through wholly integrated mission planning and flight control tools. Using a multi-layer interface that displays all necessary information, the operator can automatically create optimized routes based on defined points of interests, load pre-stored routes, predefined patterns (hold, SAR, mapping) and compute optimized contingency pathways. Automatic compliance checks (population density, No Fly Zone, terrain, obstacles, and weather forecast) and direct UTM/ATM connection for FPLN (flight plan) authorization requests significantly reduce the workload during this phase.
During the flight, the ground control station offers all the features to make Flight supervision as safe and easy as possible, needing only a single supervisor (high integrity verifications of the pathways sent to the drone, avionics-based Flight Crew Interface, Flight warning function, automatic recovery and decision aid in case of failure).
The supervisor can also pilot the payload and monitor mission data in real time. Live broadcast and private cloud storage draw from Thales’s excellence in cyber security to ensure the highest level of protection and integrity, supplemented by powerful data analytic functions and direct access to your most valuable data.